Monday, December 10, 2007

Davis Cup Results

It appears that the winners on the court at this year's Russia versus U.S.A. was not the Russians. Davis Cup is the biggest team tennis event in professional tennis. It gives the players a chance to create a camaraderie with players from their country that they aren't able to have during traditional play. At the beginning of the Davis Cup final Russia has already lost the first two rubbers which gets the U.S. that much closer to the title. They only need one more point to win for the first time in 12 years. Dmitry Tursunov was first on court for the defending champions but was blown away by Andy Roddick in straight sets. Mikhail Youzhny then failed to play winning tennis against James Blake at the Memorial Coliseum. It was a much closer match with three of the sets going to tie-breaks. Blake however, edged out the Russian, three sets to one. That means the Bryan brothers will be the ones to watch to clinch victory for the hosts on Saturday when they play Davydenko and Andreev in the doubles.The tournament is still highly competitive but it's obvious that the singles loses for Russia is not going to be easy to forget.

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